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March 4th, 2011

Triton survives South Central; Westville bounces Dragons

March 5, 2011

BOURBON — Second-ranked Triton continued its recent dominance of Class A Boys Basketball Sectional 50, although not without a scare.
Meanwhile, a 29-percent mark from the field and 27 points from Westville’s Dan Warnke doomed Argos in a 64-40 loss in the second sectional semifinal Friday at The Trojan Trench.
The host Trojans, 46-39 winners over South Central behind five 3-pointers from senior Griffyn Carpenter, seek their fourth consecutive crown tonight in a championship-round clash with Westville at 7 p.m.
TRITON 46, SOUTH CENTRAL 39

Census’ Culver numbers could hurt, says Council

March 4, 2011

Recently-released census figures have come in indicating Culver’s population is down by about 200 persons, a matter which will impact the town of Culver’s funding in coming years.
This was part of the discussion at last week’s regular meeting of the Culver Town Council, during which Town Clerk Casey Howard ran some of the numbers.
The year 2000 census indicated Culver had a population of 1,539, said Howard, while the 2010 poll shows 1,353. Council member Ed Pinder asked Howard if she had any theories as to the change.

Plymouth senior shows power of Poetry Out Loud

March 4, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — It is said that poetry is a universal language and Plymouth High School senior Christina Green has brought that language to life.
Christina finished second recently in the Indiana Arts Commission’s Poetry Out Loud state competition in Indianapolis. The competition involves choosing, memorizing and reciting three works of poetry to be judged by a panel. Winners of the single school competitions then proceeded to Indianapolis for the state championship.

Darlene J. Nanna-Haas

March 4, 2011

Darlene J. Nanna-Haas
Jan. 15, 1950 — March 2, 2011
BREMEN — Darlene J. Nanna-Haas, 61, of Bremen, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in her home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1950 in Lakeville, to John and Fern (Anders) Minarik. July 10, 1987 in Winter Haven, Fla., she married David K. Nanna, who survives.

Death notices 3-4-11: Ball, Palenik

March 4, 2011

Margaret Ball
March 3, 2011
WALKERTON — Margaret Ball, 44, Walkerton, died at 6:33 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending with Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth.

Joseph C. Palenik
March 2, 2011
BREMEN — Joseph C. Palenik, 79, of Bremen, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in South Bend.
Arrangements are pending at the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.

Death notice 3-3-11: Slaybaugh

March 4, 2011

Alice R. Slaybaugh
March 1, 2011
ROCHESTER — Alice R. Slaybaugh, 62, of Rochester, died at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; sons, Laron JK Slaybaugh of Rochester and Christopher S. Slaybaugh of Rochester; sisters: Erma Sue (Lloyd) Stamper of Rochester, Martha Irene Haddix of Flint, Mich., Phyllis Carol (Fred) Shayler of Flint, Mich., Judy Annette (Paul) Mullins of Jackson, Ky.; a brother, Hershel “Buddy” Lynn (Mary) Watts of Flint, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Ancilla's Bunkowfst has hot hand

March 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — She wasn’t quite able to push her team to victory, but Ancilla’s Rebecca Bunkowfst capped off her sophomore season on a personal high note Tuesday.
The Lady Chargers sophomore guard knocked down her first seven attempts from deep on her way to a career-high 23 points and the single-game team record for 3-pointers as Ancilla’s season closed with a 63-56 overtime loss at Lake Michigan Community College Tuesday.

John Glenn's Jacy Borlik signs with Bethel

March 4, 2011

WALKERTON — Even as a freshman, Jacy Borlik dreamed of playing college basketball. After impressive junior and senior seasons, the John Glenn standout will finally get her wish.
Borlik, a 5-foot-8 guard/ forward with the Lady Falcons, has committed to continue her basketball career at Bethel College.

March 3rd

Culver teachers at the statehouse: local faculty discuss controversial legislation, perception of their profession

March 3, 2011

Last week was a memorable one for Indiana politics, and that may go double for six Culver Community Schools teachers, who (using personal days on their own time) spent the day at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis last Tuesday, in the midst of heated protests and attention surrounding two controversial pieces of legislation.

Plymouth starts strong at sectional

March 3, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth got off to a red-hot start, and while New Prairie stayed in it for three quarters, things quickly unraveled for the Cougars in the fourth.
The Pilgrims hit their first five shots while holding New Prairie scoreless for the first two and a half minutes to take a 12-0 lead at the 5:24 mark of the first quarter, then went an ultra-efficient 83 percent from the floor in the second half en route to a 56-37 rout of the Cougars in their Sectional 19 quarterfinal Wednesday at The Rock.

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